Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Sometimes our students lead us to the deepest places.
Today at the Upper School morning meeting (and later, by popular request, at the Middle School community meeting), Seniors Kelly Moore and Maritzelena Chirinos paid their respects to Nelson Mandela. Kelly's spoken word poem layered over Ritzi's song left both audiences wide-eyed, wet-eyed, and inspired.
Click here to see an iPad-captured video of their moment on the Kenan Auditorium stage.
Both Ritzi and Kelly, along with a few of their Upper School peers and five DA faculty members, were similarly inspired by their trip to DC last week for the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference. To see a few student and teacher reflections from that experience, click to their blog.
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